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NY attorney general is investigating Twitch, Discord, and 4chan over Buffalo shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office has launched an investigation into Twitch, Discord, 4chan, 8kun (previously 8chan), and other web and social media platforms in response to the racist attack in Buffalo, New York. The investigation will focus on “platforms that may have been used to stream, promote, or plan the event.”
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New York attorney general investigating Twitch, Discord over Buffalo attack

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office will investigate several social media companies and online platforms in connection with the deadly attack in Buffalo over the weekend. Among these platforms are two frequently tied to gaming, Twitch and Discord, but the investigation will also target 4chan and 8chan, James said.

Suozzi criticizes Gov. Hochul's attempts thwart domestic terrorism

NEW YORK -- Gov. Kathy Hochul is taking action to combat the rise in domestic terrorism and to strengthen gun laws in the wake of the Buffalo massacre. But as CBS2's Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday, her actions have become a political football in the race for governor. Displayed was a sawed-off shotgun that is perfectly legal to buy in New York, but if the governor has her way it will be illegal to sell or buy in the state. It's just one of the loopholes in the gun law that Hochul proposed as part of actions to stem the...

Hamburg Wegmans Closed Unexpectedly On Thursday

If you were shopping at the Wegmans on McKinley, you may have been quickly ushered out on Thursday evening. Customers of Wegmans reported that they were hurrying to clear their grocery list when the store suddenly closed. One Hamburg resident posted on Facebook:. “Wegmans closed just as we got to...

Can family-owned Rachel’s Mediterranean turn gyro and souvlaki into big growth in Texas? | Business

Brothers Joseph and Jahad “G” Khoury have big plans to turn Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill into something more than a Buffalo restaurant chain. What started about 16 years ago as a single cafe and deli in Amherst run by the Khoury family has morphed into 14 locations – and they’re in the midst of a push to expand into new upstate markets and even as far away as Texas.

Urban Roots serves as the community’s garden center for 15 years

In 2004, a dedicated group of people living on Buffalo’s West Side got together to brainstorm around the idea of developing a cooperative garden center in the neighborhood. With big box and suburban stores being nearly the only garden resource places at the time, the team felt the importance of keeping their dollars inside our city and for our communities. At the same time, they recognized the opportunity for building a business in this up and coming neighborhood of our city, just five minutes from any yard on Garden Walk Buffalo. The years that followed were spent collecting surveys, offering “plant swaps,” and engaging the community in all things plant related. In 2007 they opened the doors to a brick and mortar shop at 428 Rhode Island Street and have been growing ever since.

Buffalo State College launches restaurant skills bootcamp

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo State College has created a program to help with the shortage of restaurant workers. The course is called "Rise Up Restaurants Ignite Skills and Education." It's a five week-long bootcamp with classes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Monday through Wednesday. "Part of the...

'Celebrate Spring Carnival' returning to the Eastern Hills Mall

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Rides, games and food vendors are returning this month to the Eastern Hills Mall. The "Celebrate Spring" event with Hammerl Amusements will take place on two seperate weekends in May, featuring all of your fair food favorites, such as fried dough, funnel cakes, waffles, ice cream, french fries, cotton candy, candy apples, roast beef, pizza and more.

Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022

By now, you probably know Artpark’s summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why. Not long after Sonia Kozlova...